Scripture :

John 4:34 – Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to accomplish his work.

Observation :

Jesus and the disciples had been busy traveling and doing ministry. The disciples were urging Jesus to eat and be sustained but Jesus replies “I have food you do not know about.” After the disciples were puzzled by the response Jesus corrects them that doing the will of the Father and accomplishing his work is what satisfies him.

Application :

In life I wouldn’t accomplish much or get very far if I was constantly on a “fasting” diet. In the same way I can not stand strong spiritually if I am not in the will of God and accomplishing His purposes. Moments before this story Jesus has a conversation with a Samaritan woman by a well of water where He says “everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will become a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” In my life I desire to not be consumed on the fleeting things of the world but the true sustenance that my spirit needs, relationship with Jesus, the will of God, accomplishing His purpose.

Prayer :

Thank you Jesus that you satisfy. Help me to be someone who is sustained through your will and your work. I don’t want to be going back to the fleeting water of the world, hold me firm on your truth.